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Westernesse

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'''Westernesse''' was a name in the [[Common Speech]] for the [[Númenor|Isle of Númenor]].
 
'''Westernesse''' was a name in the [[Common Speech]] for the [[Númenor|Isle of Númenor]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The ending ''ess'' (also in [[Elfinesse]]) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names.
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The ending ''-ess'' (also in [[Elvenesse]]) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names.
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
in the 13 century chivalric romance ''[[Wikipedia:King_Horn|King Horn]]'', [[Wikipedia:Westernesse|Westernesse]] is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.
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In the 13 century chivalric romance ''[[Wikipedia:King_Horn|King Horn]]'', [[Wikipedia:Westernesse|Westernesse]] is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.
 
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Revision as of 00:49, 15 October 2010

Westernesse was a name in the Common Speech for the Isle of Númenor.

Etymology

The ending -ess (also in Elvenesse) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names.

Inspiration

In the 13 century chivalric romance King Horn, Westernesse is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.